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Support Empty Bowls

During this time of year the Empty Bowls organization normally conducts a fundraiser for the good work they perform in assisting with the relief of hunger in our area. As chair of the Matamoras Area Food Pantry I am appreciative for their contributions to our organization. They have been a faithful donor in our efforts to help alleviate hunger in the Grandview Township area.

The fact is that 1 in 4 children struggle with hunger in Southeast Ohio. A report by the food banks of this area reveal this unacceptable statistic. For all age groups the numbers who are without reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food is 1 in 6.

Normally there is a luncheon sponsored by Empty Bowls for the raising of their charitable funds. Last year the gathering could not be held because of the covid pandemic and once again for 2021 the same conditions forbid another this year.

But I want to inform readers that the Empty Bowls Committee has decided to sponsor a community-wide alternative to support local food pantries this year.

Starting April 9 and continuing for the rest of the month, there will be a method to donate to their project. And all money collected will go to the support of the food pantries.

Send a check to the Marietta Community Foundation and stipulate on the check that the amount is for “Empty Bowls.” The MCF address is 100 Putnam Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

Please help Empty Bowls in their endeavor to serve our community. Hunger should not be an issue in modern America.

John Miller

New Matamoras

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